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Warrior Bid Comes Up Short At State

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 11/9/2012

The Ontario girls soccer team's bid for a state title in Division III came up just short Friday afternoon, as they fell in double overtime by a final of 3-2, to Middletown Bishop Fenwick at Columbus Crew Stadium.  

Ontario took a 1-0 lead when Taylor Elliot found the back of the net with just under 12 minutes left in the first half. But the Falcons would tie things up less than five minutes later on a goal by Meghan Blank that would see the game enter the half all square at one apiece.

Nearly mid-way through the second half Abbey Brokaw gave the Warriors a one goal lead at 2-1 with 22:21 left to play off a corner kick by Allie Atkinson. Ontario would still have that lead with under five minutes to play, but the Falcons would tie the game on a successful corner kick of their own with just 4:58 remaining that would send the game to overtime.

In the first 15 minute sudden death, neither team would net a goal despite a few solid opportunities on both ends. The same would be true for the first half of the second sudden death period, but at the 8:44 mark Blank would sneek behind the Ontario defense for a one on one situation with keeper Kimmy Barnhill and just slide it by for the state championship clinching goal. Despite a number of offsides calls throughout the game, the officials blew one on that final play, as Blank was clearly offsides by a considerable margin. 

Ontario ends their season as sectional, district, regional and D-III state runner-up at 18-4-1. The Warriors were also the first Mansfield area soccer team to play in an OHSAA state championship game.  

   
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